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Press Release from Steward Health Care on 07/17/2020:


BIG SPRING, TEXAS – Steward Health Care is pleased to welcome Stacey Brown as the new president of Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Brown will oversee operations and leadership at Scenic Mountain Medical Center, which has served the Big Spring Community for 35 years and continues to be the only full-service health care facility in Howard County.

Brown will maintain her current position as the president of Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC), also a Steward family hospital. Her expanded role as the president of Scenic Mountain will facilitate synergies between the two sister hospitals and communities, leading to greater success of both facilities and more integrated patient care.


“Stacey’s experience improving performance and outcomes in health systems spans decades, and I am confident she has the vision to lead Scenic Mountain Medical Center into the future,” said Sanjay Shetty, MD, President of Steward’s South Region. “Her business acumen, leadership skills, and proven track record in the industry and at Steward make her an exceptional fit for the Big Spring Community.”


“I am excited to expand my leadership role to include the Big Spring community,” said Brown. “With my depth of experience in healthcare administration, I am confident I can contribute to Scenic Mountain Medical Center’s continued success. I will work in conjunction with the Board of Directors to carry out their vision for addressing the healthcare needs of the citizens of Big Spring and the surrounding areas. I look forward to building lasting relationships with the Board as well as the staff, the physicians, and the community at large as part of ensuring continued access to quality healthcare in Big Spring.”


A native of West Texas, Brown graduated from Permian High School and then Texas Tech University with a BBA in Accounting. As a CPA who started in public accounting, her last 29 years of experience have been in health care, with 25 of those at ORMC. She has held administrative roles since 1994 including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and served the last 10 years as Chief Executive Officer/President. She has successfully recruited more than 30 physicians spanning Primary Care, General Surgery, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Hospitalists, OB/Gyn, Pediatrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and other healthcare talent to the Permian Basin. She has been instrumental in launching new service lines, managing facility expansions and leading ORMC through quality achievements including Chest Pain Accreditation, Stroke Certification, ISO 9001 Certification, NICU Level III Designation, and currently working towards a Maternity Level III Designation.


Brown has served the community on several nonprofit boards including Harmony Home Children’s Advocacy Center, March of Dimes, the Permian Basin Area Foundation, Grow Odessa, the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, and more. She is the recipient of two Tenet Healthcare Outstanding CFO awards as well as Outstanding Board Member for Harmony Home and Volunteer of the Year for the March of Dimes. She was a recipient of the Women of Distinction award from the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest and the Athena Leadership Award from the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Stacey is a Community Pillar for the United Way of Odessa and is currently Chair-Elect of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is most proud of her recent participation in the Dancing with the West Texas Stars fundraiser benefitting the Permian Basin Crisis Center where she raised over $80,000 to support the Crisis Center’s operations. Stacey is married to Michael and together they have 3 daughters and 2 sons, ranging from 15 to 26 years of age.


Brown replaces Emma Krabill who announced that she would be leaving her position to accept a new opportunity as CEO of Doctors Hospital of Laredo in Laredo, Texas. SMMC and Steward Health Care would like to thank Emma Krabill for her leadership and dedication to SMMC and the Big Spring community over the course of five years.


About Scenic Mountain Medical Center 

At Scenic Mountain Medical Center, we are committed to caring for patients as we would our own families. We are a full service, acute care, 146-bed community hospital for adults and children, and we understand the importance of delivering world class health care along with the latest advances in technology and treatment options. Our specialized services include cardiology, orthopedics, maternity, diagnostic imaging, emergency care with a 24/7 Level IV Trauma Center, wound care, and women's health and breast care services.


About Steward Health Care System 

Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 35 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.


The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.


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